Arkansas State Police investigating officer involved shooting that happened earlier today.
Arkansas State Police has been asked by the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred today.
Authorities say 19 year old Jesse Hope of Ash Flat, was wounded by a Hardy Police Officer. It happened after the vehicle Hope was driving collided with police cars from Hardy and Highland. The crash and shooting incident occurred about 3:50 Friday morning. The incident occurred at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Allegheny Drive in Cherokee Village.
Authorities say Hope had been pursued into Cherokee Village, after the vehicle Hope was driving struck a nearby convenience store.
He was transported to an area hospital. His medical condition is unknown.
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer. They will submit their findings to the Sharp Count prosecuting attorney who will determine if the use of force was consistent with Arkansas laws.
Consistent with State Police protocol, questions relating to the identity of any officers involved in the incidents, or the administrative status of any officers, should be directed to the law enforcement agency employing the officers.